Diorhabda elongata

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Diorhabda elongata


Taxonavigation: Chrysomeloidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Ordo: Coleoptera
Subordo: Polyphaga
Infraordo: Cucujiformia
Cladus: Phytophaga
Superfamilia: Chrysomeloidea

Familia: Chrysomelidae
Subfamilia: Galerucinae
Tribus: Galerucini
Genus: Diorhabda
Species: Diorhabda elongata


Diorhabda elongata (Brullé, 1832)



  • Brullé, A. 1832: Expedition scientifique de Morée (Paris), Volume 3, Pt. 2. (Zool.): 266, 271. (In French)
  • Mulsant, E.; Wachanru, A. 1852: Première série de coléopteres nouveaux. Opuscules Entomologiques, 1: 161–177. (In French)
  • Tracy, J.L.; Robbins, T.O. 2009: Taxonomic revision and biogeography of the Tamarix-feeding Diorhabda elongata (Brullé, 1832) species group (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Galerucinae: Galerucini) and analysis of their potential in biological control of Tamarisk. Zootaxa, 2101: 1–152. PDF
  • Zoological Institute of Russian Academy of Sciences, Diorhabda elongata Brulle - photo by K.A. Grebennikov

Vernacular names[edit]

English: Mediterranean tamarisk beetle


Please see separate pages for four additional sibling species of the Diorhabda elongata species group: Diorhabda carinata (Faldermann), Diorhabda sublineata (Lucas), Diorhabda carinulata (Desbrochers), and Diorhabda meridionalis Berti & Rapilly (Tracy and Robbins, 2009).

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